Liturgy Preparation

Liturgy pages composed by Fr Bernard Cotter PP, Newcestown, Bandon, Co Cork. They are offered to the hard-pressed presider as a resource — to be printed out and brought to the altar for Mass, a one-page tool to use in the Liturgy. The pages as previously published by Veritas Publications Ltd in Liturgy Preparation for 2007 (Year C) are added here weekly.



24Sep Presider’s Page for 24 September (Ordinary Time 25)

Presider’s Page for 24 September (Ordinary Time 25)

September 24th, 2017

Songs at Mass (Suggestions)
‘Be Thou my Vision’; ‘Ag Críost an Síol’; ‘Now Thank We All Our God’; ‘Seek ye first….’

Opening Comment
God’s ways are not our ways. God’s love and generosity are beyond our understanding. We …

17Sep Presider’s Page for 17 September (Ordinary Time 24)

Presider’s Page for 17 September (Ordinary Time 24)

September 17th, 2017

Forgiveness is one of the great qualities of Christianity. We are challenged to forgive each other as readily as God forgives us. We celebrate God’s mercy, and ask for the grace to pass it on to those who hurt us.

10Sep Presider’s Page for 10 September (Ordinary Time 23)

Presider’s Page for 10 September (Ordinary Time 23)

September 10th, 2017

Suggested Songs for Mass: ‘Love is His Word’; ‘Ag Críost an Síol’; ‘This is My Will’; ‘How Great Thou Art’.

Opening Comment
We gather as God’s family, concerned for each other, supporting one another in sadness and joy. The challenge …

03Sep Presider’s Page for 3 September (Ordinary Time 22)

Presider’s Page for 3 September (Ordinary Time 22)

September 3rd, 2017

We gather to praise God and to ask for help and grace. We know the difficulties that can come when we try to live the right way. Often the road of life is like the way of the cross.

27Aug Presider’s Page for 27 August (Ordinary Time 21)

Presider’s Page for 27 August (Ordinary Time 21)

August 27th, 2017

This hour of worship brings us into the presence of the God whose mystery we can never comprehend. All we have comes from the Lord, and we can only bow down in awe, and bring forward the praise that is due to the Almighty.

20Aug Presider’s Page for 20 August (Ordinary Time 20)

Presider’s Page for 20 August (Ordinary Time 20)

August 20th, 2017

Everyone is welcome in God’s house, everyone who loves God’s name. We gather for Mass to experience the warmth of this embrace.

15Aug Presider’s Page for 15 August (Assumption of the BVM)

Presider’s Page for 15 August (Assumption of the BVM)

August 15th, 2017

We worship God who brought Mary to the glory of heaven this day. We celebrate her Assumption, the tangible reminder that the resurrection of Jesus brings victory over death for all who believe.

13Aug Presider’s Page for 13 August (Ordinary Time 19)

Presider’s Page for 13 August (Ordinary Time 19)

August 13th, 2017

We gather to celebrate our beautiful God, who was revealed to Elijah as a gentle breeze and who calmed the storm on the lake. We are grateful that this God takes our fears away and gives rest to our souls.

06Aug Presider’s Page for 6 August (Transfiguration)

Presider’s Page for 6 August (Transfiguration)

August 6th, 2017

The Transfiguration of the Lord is celebrated on 6 August each year, so we mark that feast today. It is also the date on which the first atomic bomb was exploded, on Hiroshima in 1945. We pray to be delivered from nuclear war.

31Jul Presider’s Pages for August 2017 published

Presider’s Pages for August 2017 published

July 31st, 2017

To facilitate those taking summer holidays, the presider’s pages for all of August have now been published on the ‘Presider’s Page’ of the LITURGY section, and under the title PRAYERS OF THE FATHFUL. The ACP wishes presiders and liturgy teams …




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